Which graphics card?

I'm looking at building a new PC. I've been thinking for a while, and I've narrowed it down to 2 I think. The 2 that' I'm looking at are the:

Sapphire Radeon 7950 3gb


MSI 660 TI 2gb

Are either of these the best choice? I'm open to other suggestions but I want to keep the price right around the 300$ US mark.

Edit: This is for a gaming rig. Mostly using it for WoW, D3, Battlefield 3, Black Ops 2...and the like.
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  1. what's the rest of the hardware in the case and what's the monitor resolution?
  2. The monitor I have is only 1680 x 1050, although I'm looking at maybe upgrading that to one that's 1920 x 1080

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1180.76
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 20:58 EST-0500)
  3. theres already been a load of discussion about which one is better.
    in the end its about which brand you prefer more and who you trust more.
    if you dont have any preferences then it will depend on the games you will be playing the most.
    in your case the games too show no distinct advantage to either cards. so go for what your gut feels and you wont go wrong either way. also which one is cheaper and which brand has better service would also affect your decision.
    both 660ti and 7950 are almost inseparable from each other. so no particular preference
  4. Those are all nice parts. I see no need to change any of them.
  5. agree
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